Brits living on the Algarve with any questions about life as an expat should go along to one of two, or both, events hosted by the Algarve’s British consulate in March.

The British consulate’s role is to provide support to British nationals resident in Portugal. Attending one of its “Consulate in the community” events gives expats an opportunity to discuss concerns with consulate officials and to meet and network with fellow Brits living in their area.

The first event is due to take place in the Museu de Trajo in São Brás de Alportel, near Faro, on Thursday 8th March. The consul and vice consul will attend this event, and there will be talks with Safe Communities Algarve about crime prevention as well as a session on making a will as a Portuguese resident.

The second session, taking place in the Vila Galé hotel in Lagos on Wednesday 21st March will feature a discussion on pensions and benefits hosted by the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions. Places for these events are limited, so anyone wishing to book a place or find out further information should visit the UK in Portugal website.

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